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Lost LS poll due to disunity, must learn from past: Yadav

Says Cong has no convention of announcing CM candidate15 Sep 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI: In an interview on the eve of launch of the first Congress campaign event, state campaign committee chairman Ajay Singh Yadav on Saturday said the party must learn from its Lok Sabha debacle.

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Lost LS poll due to disunity, must learn from past: YadavAjay Singh Yadav, chairman of state campaign committee

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 14

In an interview on the eve of launch of the first Congress campaign event, state campaign committee chairman Ajay Singh Yadav on Saturday said the party must learn from its Lok Sabha debacle.

He said there was no convention of announcing a chief ministerial candidate, barring exceptions. “We must learn from past mistakes. The Congress lost Lok Sabha elections due to factionalism and disunity. The onus of working together in the best interest of the party lies on each leader in the state unit. If we do not do that, people will not forgive us,” Yadav said.

He said his endeavour would be to bring all leaders together, address anxieties and misgivings and stress on “social engineering”.

“We have to give due respect to leaders of every community, be it Kumari Selja, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Ashok Tanwar, Naveen Jindal or Kuldeep Bishnoi. Every leader must have space and we must go to the people as one,” Yadav said.

Asked if the Congress should declare a chief ministerial candidate and whether such an announcement would help party prospects, he said, “No.”

“There is no convention of declaring a chief ministerial candidate. The real purpose of the reshuffle was creation of collective leadership to further party ideology. In the last state elections, Kiran Choudhry was chosen as leader of the legislature party after elections,” Yadav said.

On a question about the main plank against the BJP, he said, “We will simplify GST and other taxes and amend the Motor Vehicles Act. We will have schemes for investment in education and health. We are for one medical college between two districts. Our agenda of working for SCs and OBCs will continue.”

He was not in favour of leaders who contested Lok Sabha elections being in the fray for Assembly poll. “I contested the Lok Sabha election. I do not want to contest the Assembly poll. I do not think Lok Sabha candidates should fight state elections, but the party will take a call keeping winnability in mind,” he said.

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‘We value leaders of all communities’

"We have to give due respect to leaders of every community, be it Kumari Selja, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Ashok Tanwar, Naveen Jindal or Kuldeep Bishnoi. Every leader must have space and we must go to the people as one." —Ajay Singh Yadav, chairman of state campaign committee  

Will work for Cong win, says Tanwar

Will work for Cong win, says Tanwar

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

NEW DELHI: Former state Congress president Ashok Tanwar on Saturday struck a conciliatory note, saying he and his supporters would “actively work on the ground” to ensure the party’s win in state elections.

Former MLAs to move HC over disqualification

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

JHAJJAR: Four disqualified MLAs — Naina Chautala, Anoop Dhanak, Rajdeep Phogat and Prithi Singh — will challenge their disqualification in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

3 IAS, two HCS officers shifted

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of seven IAS and three HCS officers with immediate effect.

DC distributes free sanitary pads to students

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

KAITHAL : Deputy Commissioner Dr Priyanka Soni yesterday launched a programme under the National Rural Livelihood Mission to distribute basic sanitary pads prepared by five women self-help groups to students in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Siwan.

G’gram flyover damaged again, stone falls on car

G’gram flyover damaged again, stone falls on car

15 Sep 2019 | 7:18 AM

GURUGRAM: The Rampura flyover was damaged yet again. It is the third instance of damage within nine months on the same spot, 11 km from Rajiv Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur expressway. The damage has again brought the construction quality and strength of the flyover under the scanner.

National SC panel seeks report on custodial death

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

ROHTAK: Taking a serious note of an alleged custodial death in Rohtak district and lackadaisical probes carried out by the police as well as administrative officials, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has directed the local Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and the investigating officer to appear before the Vice-Chairman of the commission in New Delhi on September 24.

Honey trap: UP woman arrested for blackmail

Honey trap: UP woman arrested for blackmail

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

GURUGRAM: The police have nabbed a 24-year-old woman hailing from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly honey-trapping a motor workshop owner and demanding Rs 40 lakh by threatening to file a rape case.

Kapil Dev is Rai sports varsity’s 1st Chancellor

Kapil Dev is Rai sports varsity’s 1st Chancellor

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government announced today that former Indian cricketer and 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonepat.

Lest it becomes poll issue, no traffic penalty for now

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ostensibly in view of the upcoming Assembly poll, Haryana has stopped traffic fines for now under the amended Motor Vehicle Act lest it should become a major poll issue in the days to come.

At Ratia, addiction to ‘chitta’ is biggest problem for votersEAR TO THE GROUND assembly segment: Ratia

At Ratia, addiction to ‘chitta’ is biggest problem for voters

15 Sep 2019 | 7:16 AM

Located on Haryana’s border with Mansa district of Punjab, the Ratia Assembly segment of Fatehabad district has remained a stronghold of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) during the past two decades.

Will work for Congress win: Tanwar strikes a conciliatory note

Will work for Congress win: Tanwar strikes a conciliatory note

14 Sep 2019 | 7:00 PM

NEW DELHI: Former Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar said he and his supporters would “actively work on the ground” to ensure the Congress Party’s win.

Lokayukta restores Vigilance reportWaterworks scam

Lokayukta restores Vigilance report

14 Sep 2019 | 12:55 PM

CHANDIGARH:With the Vigilance Bureau changing the findings against a chief engineer of the Public Health Engineering Department in the waterworks collapse scam despite the then CM giving consent to lodging an FIR, Haryana Lokayukta Justice Naval Kishore Agarwal (retd) has ordered implementation of the original report and action against “black sheep” responsible for the U-turn.

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Farmers yet to get relief for land

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

Karnal: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has acquired land for the new National Highway-152D from New Ismailabad (Gangaheri) to Narnaul.

education notes

2 students chosen for Tokyo summit

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

Hisar: The Tokyo Agriculture University, Japan, has invited two students of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, to attend the 19th International Students Summit to be held from September 14 to 21.

Hodal wanting in basic facilities, infrastructureEAR TO THE GROUND — Assembly segment

Hodal wanting in basic facilities, infrastructure

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

Earlier known as Hassanpur, the Assembly was rechristened Hodal in 2009. Located at the southernmost part of Haryana, it represents 56 villages.

Delimitation of constituencies after 2026, HC told

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after Haryana Chief Electoral Officer was summoned on a plea challenging reservation of the Jhajjar legislative constituency for Scheduled Castes, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was today told that the exercise of delimitation and reservation of the Assembly and parliamentary constituencies would be carried out only after 2026.

Free health insurance for families with Rs 1.8L income

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

AMBALA: Health Minister Anil Vij said today that the state government would provide free health insurance up to Rs 5 lakh to families having an annual income up to Rs 1.

49 GRP, commando wing cops promoted

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have promoted 49 personnel of the GRP and commando wing with immediate effect.

Ex-minister on JJP’s first list of nominees

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Friday released its first list of seven candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections.

With slew of promises, Hooda hits poll trail

With slew of promises, Hooda hits poll trail

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

ROHTAK: Former Chief Minister, Congress Legislative Party leader and Leader of Opposition in the Haryana Assembly Bhupinder Singh Hooda today launched the election campaign from his native village Sanghi, which falls under his Assembly constituency Garhi Sampla-Kiloi in Rohtak district.

16,700 families to benefit from Manohar Jyoti scheme

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: Families belonging to the economically weaker sections, Scheduled Castes and those living in dhanis in the state will get the Manohar Jyoti Solar Home System.

Ranjit murder

Defence files plea to examine witness

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

PANCHKULA: The defence counsel filed an application in the Special CBI Court on Friday for examining witness Jitender Kumar in Ranjit Singh murder case.

CPCB issues notice to waste treatment firm

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

KARNAL: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued a show-cause notice to Haat Supreme Wastech Pvt Ltd, Karnal, a common bio-medical waste treatment facility provider company, for the violation of Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016.

Mining mafia digs up land of govt-run ‘gausadan’

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Mining mafia has allegedly dug about two acres of a government-run ‘gausadan’ situated in Mandewala village of Yamunanagar district.

Karnal guest teachers lift blockade, continue protest

Karnal guest teachers lift blockade, continue protest

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

KARNAL: Guest teachers who had blocked a road near the mini-secretariat on Thursday lifted the blockade on Friday and went back to their dharna site in the Sector 12 Sunday market.

Upset about delay in parole cases, HC assigns homework to jail supdt

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an out-of-the-ordinary judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has virtually decided to put a jail superintendent to test by assigning homework to him.

Two minors escape from Bal Gram

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

SONEPAT: Two minor girls reportedly escaped from the Bal Gram at Rai in Sonepat by scaling the boundary wall on Tuesday night.

K’shetra board takes measures to promote Gita fest

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

KURUKSHETRA: After celebrating International Gita Jayanti Mahotsav in London, the Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) now aims to make it a festival of every household.

Speeding on, interceptor remains off

Speeding on, interceptor remains off

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

PANIPAT: The traffic wing of the district police have failed to curb speeding on the National Highway-44 (NH-44) and National Highway-709 (NH-709) because they have no instrument to check speed of vehicles.

NGT: No park in place of pond

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

FARIDABAD: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has quashed the move of the district administration to construct a park in place of a pond in Sihi village of the district.

Illegal parking? Beware, double whammy ahead

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

GURUGRAM: Terming illegal parking on roads as the biggest menace in the city, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has joined hands with the traffic police to start a special drive to “claim back” roads.

Rohtak MC to install 160 CCTV cameras

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

ROHTAK: With a view to curbing criminal activities in Rohtak, the Municipal Corporation will get 160 fibre-optic CCTV cameras installed at strategic points in the city.

Drive against polythene begins in Karnal

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

KARNAL: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday launched “plastic and polythene free Karnal city” campaign.

Faridabad residents start ‘no road, no vote’ drive

Faridabad residents start ‘no road, no vote’ drive

14 Sep 2019 | 9:44 AM

FARIDABAD: Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) of some residential societies of Greater Faridabad have started ‘No Road, No Vote’ campaign in order to highlight that the construction of a Master Road (Main) has been pending for the past several years.

As poll nears, CM city turns protest hub

As poll nears, CM city turns protest hub

14 Sep 2019 | 6:55 AM

KARNAL: Ahead of Assembly elections, the CM’s city has turned into a protest and dharna city, causing inconvenience to the residents and commuters.

Ex-CM Hooda launches poll campaign from native village, promises to waive farm loans

Ex-CM Hooda launches poll campaign from native village, promises to waive farm loans

13 Sep 2019 | 8:22 PM

ROHTAK: Former Chief Minister, CLP leader and Leader of Opposition in Haryana Assembly Bhupinder Singh Hooda launched the election campaign from his native village Sanghi on Friday.

Jannayak Janata Party releases first list for Haryana polls

Jannayak Janata Party releases first list for Haryana polls

13 Sep 2019 | 8:35 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Dushyant Chautala led Jannayak Janata Party, which has decided to contest all 90 seats in Haryana, released the first list of party candidates for the state assembly polls.

Babita Phogat keen to enter poll ‘dangal’ from Charkhi Dadri

Babita Phogat keen to enter poll ‘dangal’ from Charkhi Dadri

13 Sep 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH:International wrestler Babita Phogat who resigned from the post of sub-inspector from the Haryana Police aspires to contest the upcoming Assembly poll from Charkhi Dadri or Badhra Assembly constituency of Charkhi Dadri district.

Freeze job sops in state: Cong to EC

Freeze job sops in state: Cong to EC

13 Sep 2019 | 11:44 AM

NEW DELHI:The Congress today petitioned the Election Commission for a freeze on government appointments in poll-bound Haryana, saying any such move would disturb the level-playing field and tilt the electoral advantage in favour of the ruling BJP.

115 donate blood at MM varsity

13 Sep 2019 | 7:05 AM

AMBALA:The NSS unit of MM University, Sadopur (Ambala), organised a blood donation camp, in collaboration with Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

30-year-old man stabbed to death outside court

30-year-old man stabbed to death outside court

13 Sep 2019 | 7:06 AM

Karnal: A 30-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by three persons outside the Indri court on Thursday. He has been identified as Subham of Muradgarh in the Indri block.

Two bikers snatch gold chain of I-T employee

Two bikers snatch gold chain of I-T employee

13 Sep 2019 | 7:07 AM

Panipat: Two motorcycle-borne youths on Thursday snatched a gold chain from an employee of the Income Tax Department in Model Town here.

Man, son among five held for honour killing

Man, son among five held for honour killing

13 Sep 2019 | 7:08 AM

Sonepat: The police have arrested a man, his son and three others of Khandai village in the district in a suspected honour killing case.

Chief poll officer summoned over reservation of Assembly seats

Chief poll officer summoned over reservation of Assembly seats

13 Sep 2019 | 8:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab and Haryana High Court today summoned Haryana Chief Electoral Officer for Friday after the Bench made clear its intent to examine whether consistent guidelines or parameters were being followed by the Delimitation Commission while making reservation of the Legislative Assembly constituencies.

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